Tuesday, August 1st
Lughnasadh is an Irish Gaelic and Pagan holiday celebrating the beginning of harvest season. Lugh, the Celtic God of the Sun, ages as the days get shorter, and the weather begins to cool. He transfers all of his energy from the sun into crops such as corn and grain sacrificing himself for the sake of human life. Crops are not only harvested, but seeds from summer fruits are also planted or saved at this time. Lughnasadh is often celebrated with a large feast, athletic competitions, holy well offerings, and matchmaking.
The Sun God, Lugh, was also known for many skills in various arts. He was a craftsman, blacksmith, harpist, poet, historian, physician, and sorcerer. Lugh was also a warrior who wielded the Invincible Spear, one of the Tuatha De Danann treasures that never missed its target. He stood by the Goddess Dana to help free the Tuatha De Danann from Balor. The Evil Eye of Balor had the power to kill anyone who looked into it. Lugh was able to defeat Balor, his grandfather, as foretold by a prophecy. Later in life, he learns how to cultivate the land after he became the new King of the Tuatha De Danann.
Being the Sun God gives Lugh the characteristics of vigilance, strength, power, warmth, creativity and other divine masculine traits. Lugh encourages us to stay persistent and keep working toward our goals. He is a master at many crafts and aids us in pursuing our own innovations. He lights the fire beneath us giving us the motivation we need. Lugh not only transfers his energy to the crops, but to each of us as well to stimulate our willpower in manifesting our lives. Remain strong and steadfast on your path Eternal Waking Beauties, and Lugh will help us remain vigilant through the colder and darker months.
Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ
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